Paed has just prescribed Losec for my DS2 (aged 4mths) and I really know nothing about it other than its an antacid.
I'm too scared to look it up on Dr Google so was hoping anyone with some experience could enlighten me?
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16-03-2012 04:56 #1
Tell me about Losec
16-03-2012 06:21 #2
It worked wonders with DD, why are you too scared to google it?
16-03-2012 06:26 #3
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16-03-2012 06:30 #4
It was a life saver for ds ... I hated giving him meds but it was the best thing for him ... I would avoid the suspension and get the tablets ... The suspension is renowned for not being very stable ...
You need to google it do you know what you're giving your son
16-03-2012 06:36 #5
Another one here, Losec was prescribed for my 6 week old, she was on it for 14 weeks, and it helped all of us so much! We were on the suspension, but yes, very instance... I was very hesitant about 'medicating' my baby, but we were desperate and going out of our minds, and we had nothing to lose, I thought to myself I can try it, if it doesn't work, we can take her off it! Give it at least 3 weeks to work and if you and bub aren't happy you can stop. Good luck... xx
16-03-2012 07:55 #6
Losec was a wonder drug for us too. It honestly saved my sanity. I started it when DD was 7 weeks old and we continued until 8 months. Apparently there is no long term side effects and they take it for as long as they need it!
We used the tablet as well because I had heard varying things about the liquid plus it wasn't available at my pharmacy.
We used it in conjunction with thickner and positioning and all those other reflux tricks!
Sometimes the dose needs adjusting a few times, we had to increase the dose twice before it worked for DD!
16-03-2012 08:12 #7Senior Member
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My DS was on Losec from 8 days old. He's now 4 months old and still on a fairly large dose as well as Zantac. The meds (as well as my dairy and soy free diet) are managing his reflux well.
We dissolve the tabs to administer the dose rather than use the suspension. Our DD was on the same meds for her reflux. We tried the suspension and it was expensive and lost effectiveness after a couple of weeks. The tablets are more stable.
The NZ reflux website "cryingoverspiltmilk" has great info about all the different reflux meds. Worth taking a look at!
16-03-2012 09:20 #8
Losec is a lift saver!
Avoid suspension if you can, it's very unstable & short shelf life.
J lived on it for a long time till he moved to zoton.
16-03-2012 09:57 #9Senior Member
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Losec is proton pump inhibitor, it suppresses the acid from coming up. You may not notice a great difference til around 1-2 weeks on it. If used right it will really help with his pain.
16-03-2012 10:31 #10
Thanks ladies, I guess I just needed some encouragement before I started my research.
Thanks for all the positive feedback. Dr has also suggested commencing solids to assist? Not too sure about this as it seems a little too early. I'll see how I go on the meds first before I start with any foods.
Thank you all again!
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